The man had been sentenced to 18-years in prison for murder, but had been missing for some time. Sarah Frederickx of the Federal Police told journalist “Yesterday we were able to feel his collar”.
The Belgium’s Most Wanted List was first drafted in 2017. The list contains only criminals that have already been convicted by a court of law.
A change in the law at the start of the month was designed to help with the search for fugitives.
"There have been a number of the changes to the law that for example allow us to tap telephones, which we previously weren’t able to do”.
At the end of May the FAST team had a Dutch national detained in Spain that was on the run from Belgium.